EYFS, which comes into force in September next year, has already been harshly criticised by teachers, parents and politicians.
At the time of its launch Margaret Morrissey, from the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, said: "I think it's really sad that we have reached the point now where instead of reducing children's stress we have increased it.
"Will nurseries be worrying more about children reaching these targets than caring for our children?"
EYFS applies to around 25,000 nurseries across both private and state sectors, plus all childminders.
Lucky for me I have a nanny (which seems to be the only remaining form of childcare not governed by the medling nanny state). Call me silly, but I think I am better qualified to decide what is best for my two year old. And it doesn't involve any targets.
I think most parents are the best people to decide what is best for their own children, but this has been made broader to incorporate everyone so they don't have to single anyone out. By that I mean the whole projected thing of curriculum for all children even those of SAHP's.
I hate the thought of someone being able to check what I am teaching my children, and I really don't think they need to be taught anything more than most are already, ie colours, shapes, no's, letters, the basics, if you like, before school age anyway. Let them have at least some childhood without teaching structure fgs. TBH tho I dont think any gov would be able to afford to staff something like this, anyway, which is prob why it hasn't happened yet